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FIVE Places to Have Your Rehearsal Dinner

You and your partner have picked out your wedding venue, the vendors, the food, the decorations, and so much more. You’re almost at the finish line. Hooray! In just a short time you will be married and relaxing after you’ve seen your plans come to fruition, but you’re not quite there yet! Where do you go to have your rehearsal for your big day? Whether you plan to have a true rehearsal to walk your wedding party through the itinerary or opt for a more casual sit-down dinner, we’ve got just the place for you. Keep reading below to see our top picks for rehearsal dinner locations around the Twin Cities.


Maplewood Event Center

Located right off of 35E and Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood, this event center is ultra-convenient for your guests to get to. This space offers two private rooms for you to choose from for your rehearsal dinner: The Fox and Hound Room and the Maple Room. The Fox & Hound Room can comfortably accommodate up to 75 guests. This space features a built-in bar, sound system, two 55” HDTVs and a dimming light system. The Maple Room can accommodate up to 175 guests for your event. The Maple room features a coat room, portable bar, 55” HDTV, sound system, and a dimming light system. The Maplewood Event Center offers great spaces that you can customize to your liking so it fits your style of event perfectly. They have a great list of catering partners that you can collaborate with to plan the perfect menu and feel confident that the food will be delicious and the service top-notch. Plus, with no room rental fee, this is a very budget friendly option!

Inquire to learn more about hosting your rehearsal dinner with Maplewood Event Center.



Green Mill St. Paul

Green Mill is a well-known (some may even say legendary) establishment in the Twin Cities and surrounding area. It’s likely that your guests will know of Green Mill and their award-winning pizza! Although they’re known for their pizza, they also have creative pastas, cold beer, and delicious wings. Their menu also offers a great variety for catering plated dinners, buffets, or passed hors d’oeuvres for special events.

The St. Paul Green Mill located off Grand Avenue and Hamline Avenue, has a private space called The Hamline Room that is another great spot for you to host your rehearsal dinner. The space can comfortably accommodate up to 45 guests for a more intimate affair. The space is newly remodeled with modern colors and décor, comfortable seating, an HDTV, and floor to ceiling windows that pull in lots of natural light. With the private space being inside the restaurant, this is truly a one-stop shop that is convenient for you and one that your guests will thoroughly enjoy!

Contact the St. Paul Green Mill to learn more about the Hamline Room is perfect for your rehearsal dinner.



Aster Café

Aster Café is a Minneapolis restaurant that also specializes in private events.  Located in the St. Anthony Main neighborhood in Minneapolis, this spot boasts stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline and the Mississippi River right outside the front door.

Their private space, The River Room, seats between 40 – 130 guests and has beautiful and eclectic décor throughout so you don’t have to worry about decorations. Aster Café offers a curated menu for special events that you can view right on their website.

Check out their website to see if Aster Café is the right spot for your rehearsal dinner.



Stella’s Fish Café

Stella’s Fish Café is an Uptown, Minneapolis staple located on West Lake Street in the heart of the neighborhood. Known for their menu focused on all types of seafood, from lobster and oysters to shrimp and swordfish. This is a great option if you have guests that love a variety of seafood!

Stella’s Fish Café hosts private events of all types in their three private spaces. The Banquet Room seats up to 88 guests, on the 2nd floor, The Lake Street Room seats up to 100 guests also on the 2nd floor, and The Mezzanine Lounge seats 20 – 80 guests on the 3rd floor. After your rehearsal dinner, guests can gather on the rooftop for a nightcap overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Uptown nightlife.

Stella’s is a fun choice for your rehearsal dinner if you’re looking for something unique yet casual. Check out their website to learn more about private dining at Stella’s Fish Café.



Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery is an event venue at the historic Beach Club located in Uptown Minneapolis. Not only is this location convenient but it’s stunning since it overlooks the beautiful Lake Bde Maka Ska. With fresh and locally sourced ingredients, the food is a definite highlight. The menu offers a mix of types of food while being approachable so all your guests can enjoy their unique meals. Their space can comfortably seat up to 150 guests and can host up to 200 guests for a cocktail style event.

Contact Urban Eatery to learn more about hosting your rehearsal dinner



When you book your wedding at FIVE Event Center, we can also host your rehearsal! Included in the ceremony fee, you will receive a 1-hour rehearsal timeslot. Availability can vary depending on the demand of events but we will work with you to get you and your party booked the week of your wedding. This will give you time for you and your wedding party to tour our space, rehearse the walk down the aisle, meet our venue manager, and get comfortable before the big day.

After your rehearsal walk-through at FIVE Event Center, head to one of our recommended spots for a nice dinner to properly greet and thank your wedding party. Your guests will love seeing a preview of FIVE Event Center and will enjoy their experience at any of our recommended rehearsal dinner spots!